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-the-board government cuts known as the sequester. >> ts is not a game. this is reality. >> i don't like the sequester. it's taking a meat axe to our government. >> these steps would seriously damage the fragile american economy. >> still fragile enough that four years after the recession the u.s. economy actually shrank in the last three months of 2012. the storm clouds were ready to blow away and washington basically called them back. >> i think we're all aware that we have some urgent business to do. >> if not for indecisive, uncompromising, and polarizing politicians, america's economy could take off again. >> we are producing more energy and america can become an energy exporter. >> we're in the midst of an energy boom and it's lowering the price of electricity and bringing manufacturing back to america. a housing boom fueled by the lowest interest rates in history. and 35 months of private sector job creation. america's future could be great. >> i'd like to focus on what lies beyond the fiscal debate. >> i'd like to, too. but that's not possible the with a sequester deadline about to descend on
the loyalty of vietnam vet hagel. >> we saw with his nomination something truly extraordinary, the government of iran formally and publicly praising the nomination of a defense secretary. >> i would say he's endorsed by them. you can't get any closeyer then that. chris: that was the backdrop by 9:00 that night when the president told the same republicans the country expects more. >> they don't expect those of us in this chamber to agree on every issue. but they do expect us to put the nation's interests before party. chris: that was the president, michael, but historically speaking, you're the expert. why does the president speak so grandly of bipartisanship? and a new day has dawned and so many in the republican party seem to say no, tpwhever had an election. there's still a divide? >> he said because the party does not have the house. probably talking very differently if they did. the other thing, chris, especially after re-election, the opposition party is usually pretty angry they lost it. 1937 republicans tried to cut down franklin roosevelt in congress, bringing his mandate down to size
the state of the union. john? >> reporter: hey, joe. this was government activism that president obama offered for an age of limited resources. the biggest new initiative he offered was an increase in the minimum wage over three years from 7.25 to $9 an hour. the burden for that would be placed, of course, on employers. he offered a laundry list of proposals domestically on education, on energy, on infrastructure, but he made the point to members of congress that none of them would add to the deficit because they were all going to be paid for by offsetting spending cuts. of course, he's not reached agreement with the congress. on here's the president last night. >> nothing i'm proposed tonight should increase our deficit by a single dime. it is not a bigger government we need but a smart or government that sets priorities and invests in broad-based growth. let's set party interests aside and work to pass a budget that replaces reckless cuts with smart savings and wise investments in our future. let's do it without the brinksmanship that stresses consumers and scares off investors. [ ap
and improve our infrastructure, but not by raising taxes. there is plenty of money in the federal government. it is time to find ways to spend it more efficiently. dagen: congressman, thank you very much. that is not the idea that the president throughout their last night. congressman of montana, take care. thank you for being here this morning. connell: another thing we heard from the president was a shout out for apple. the company announcing plans to bring back a new factory jobs back to the united states. connell: let's take a look at oil. 97.45. not moving much today. we will be right back. ♪ i'm a conservative investor. but that doesn't mean i don't want to make money. i love making money. i try to be smart with my investments. i also try to keep my costs down. what's your plan? ishares. low cost and tax efficient. find out why nine out of ten large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. risk inclu
. but the government's books will continue to be weighed down by heavy debt. that's even if plans go ahead to raise a sales tax. there's a one in three chance of a downgrade this fiscal year. this is as the japanese prime minister shinzo abe says he will consider changing the bank's mandate. he didn't comment on current policy. all this as investors determine who will become the bank of japan's next governor. front runners for the post include former bank of japan deputy governor and the head of the asian development bank harikahiko tura. >> we did catch up with taro at a meeting this weekend in moscow. the next boj governor was covered, but the first question, whether mr. aso thought the g-20 communique was an endorsement of japan's domestic stimulus plan. >> japan has repeatedly tried to explain that japanese policies are taken to overcome deflation and by all means, these are measures to overcome deflation as well as the recession. that's what is being said in the second paragraph of the communique. >> why do you feel, then, certainly from the g-7 communique that the off the record briefings con
that this government works on behalf of the many, and not just the few. that it encourages free enterprise, rewards individual initiative, and opens the doors of opportunity to every child across this great nation. >> reporter: president obama championing a progressive agenda where government is used to spark the economy. but aware of criticism that americans can't afford it. >> nothing i'm proposing tonight should increase our deficit by a single dime. it is not a bigger government we need, but a smarter government that sets priorities and invests in broad-base growth. >> reporter: the president's opposition immediately accusing him of reckless spending that will hurt the middle class. florida senator marco rubio delivering the gop response in both english and spanish. and after a quick water break, reminding voters that unlike the last republican standard bearer, he is not a multi-millionaire. >> i don't oppose your plans because i want to protect the rich. i oppose your plans because i want to protect my neighbors. >> reporter: there were nods to foreign policy, an official announcement of afgha
excursions, gratuities, and government fees and taxes. is any of this enough? what do you want to make it better? >> right now we just want them home and want them in our arms, just like everybody on that ship wants to get off that boat. >> there are 4,000 people on that boat that have someone waiting for them out here, just like we're just two. >> after they get settled on land and they get it behind them a little bit, i think it will start to settle and they're just going to realize it's probably not going to be enough. >> did you guys hear anything -- >> they opened the bar up and serving alcohol. >> which one of you brought -- >> serving alcohol to a bunch of angry, starving people. >> on a listing ship. >> did one of you bring antibiotics? >> we sure did. we contacted our doctors and told them what was going on with the situation, that our daughters were on there. they gave us an antibiotic to take with us to get our daughters started on, because we weren't sure we were getting them off. >> we don't know what kind of conditions they're in. we're dealing with staph infections and n
taxes. >> what do you think was most valuable thing that you gave to the u.s. government? >> the amount of clients and the amount of assets managed by ubs in the united states out of switzerland. >> and that was how much? >> that was 19,000 clients and around 20 billion swiss francs, which is about $19 billion. >> of the percentage of american accounts that you represented, how many would you say were trying to evade taxes? >> my own clients? >> mm-hmm. >> i would say about 90%. >> did people tell you this was their intention when they opened an account? >> it was the unwritten rule. you didn't have to discuss it. people wouldn't fly all the way to switzerland to open accounts just because they wanted to declare their money. >> and as a private banker for ubs, birkenfeld would help his clients invest, spend, and move their money. one example he told us about involved withdrawing cash from a customer's account, buying some diamonds in geneva, and then smuggling them into the u.s. for the client inside a toothpaste tube. birkenfeld claimed it was legal, because the diamonds, he said, were
. >> and president obama used his state of the union address to challenge a divided congress to make government work for the many. the president touched on a wide range of issues including gun control and immigration. his hour-long speech focused mainly on the economy. he's backing higher taxes on the wealthy, more spending on infrastructure, and manufacturing jobs. the president also proposed hiking the u.s. minimum wage to $9 an hour, tying it to the cost of living increase. he also urged lawmakers to resolve the budget battle that will result in billions of dollars in automatic spending cuts on march 1. >> let's set party interest aside and work to pass a budget that replaces reckless cuts with smart savings and wise investments in our future. let's do it without the brinksmanship that stresses consumers and scares off investors. the greatest nation on earth -- [ applause ] >> the greatest nation on earth cannot keep conducting its business by drifting from one manufactured crisis to the next. [ applause ] >> we can't do it. >> and on foreign policy, the president says he'll withdraw about half t
is to allow americans to defend themselves from either government forces or other forces that endanger their lives. >> if the government attacked you, it would be the military. it would be with machine guns. you support that ban but you're not prepared for a ban on military style. >> a lot of people use this phrase military style when in reality it's nothing more than a semi automatic weapon used for deer hunting. >> i can buy a slide device over there which would allow me to fire up to 300 rounds a minute. what is your definition of an assault rife given i can legally buy that here and kill 300 people in one minute? >> first, i think that any texan has a right to be able to purchase one of those weapons. when it comes to talk about limiting our right, we need to have the right to defend ourselves when ever anyone tries to attack us. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. >> coming up, i'll talk to two people who believe concealed weapons and the nra save lives plus ted nugent. take tylenol or take aleve, the #1 recommended pain reliever by orthopedic doctors. just two aleve can keep pa
of a stem cell research program at duke university. she advises the federal government and is the codirector of this multimillion dollar laboratory which works with stem cells harvested from umbilical cord blood. dr. kurtzberg told us there's no evidence yet that stem cells can treat cerebral palsy. >> some of the diseases that we see stem cell cures offered for on the internet include multiple sclerosis. >> there are no stem cell cures yet for multiple sclerosis. >> lou gehrig's disease? >> i wish there were, but there are not. >> you know, i wonder how often it happens that you have to tell a patient, "i'm sorry. there's nothing we can do." and then they come back to you two days later and say, "well, i see all these cures on the internet." >> mm-hmm, i get manyof those cs and see many of those patients. but it's very dishonest to mislead people when there's nothing you can do. [ticking] >> coming up, confronting dr. ecklund. >> frankly, dr. ecklund, you have nothing to base your results on. there's no clinical trial, there's no-- there's no blind study. there are no medical papers publish
back. >>> ohio republican government john kasich in the news these days. conservatives are heaping praise over his tax cuts but some don't like him taking expanded medicaid money from obama. conservatives, some of them, don't have any nice to say about john kasich at all. more or less you have 20% income tax cut across the board, joining a whole bunch of republican governors across the country who are leading the way while washington is raising taxes. the liberals of course i was reading the "columbus dispatch" and what not, they were saying tax cuts for the rich, that's all you're doing. >> larry, in addition to lowering the income tax so everybody doesn't scoot out of ohio, we're also providing a 50% tax cut for all small business, all pass-through entities, whether they're s corps or llcs. you got a business that makes $200,000, they exclude $100,000. >> on that point, why did you put add 750,000 cap? why cap it at all? if it's a successful small business person and you're giving them a very nice tax break, it would see you wouldn't want to cap for the incentive effect. >> we do
30 year. the corette foundation i knew as a young attorney and filling the gaps where government couldn't make it happen. and we went to the corette foundation time and time again to ask for money to do housing advocacy, when we were doing education for tenants in public housing, the corette foundation was there. the last 30 years, the corette foundation has been there for the st. anthony's dining hall and in the last year, another $1 million in contributions from the corette foundation to make sure this dining hall go its chance to be rebuilt. [ applause ] >> so st. anthony can increase their space by 42% in the land use and also build the housing. and while we are reminded there is still $2.5 million and i know we're going dig deep in our pockets to help get that done, because it will get done. miracles happen completely, not just partially. that i want to thank and recognize susan, because i know the transition from who we knew to be the face of the corette foundation happened years ago. she has picked it up with the greatest spirit, the greatest honor that can possibly be pr
toxic of all those troubled banks. >> they were the poster child in need of government aid. >> reporter: citigroup needed three government bailouts. over $460 billion in taxpayer dollars and loan guarantees just to survive. but at the same time, they still managed the pay lew a bonus of nearly $1 million. >> explain why it might be morally acceptable to take close the a million dollars out of a company that was functionally insolvent. >> senator, in 2008, i was an employee in the private sector. i was compensated in a manner consistent with other people who did the kind of work that i did in the industry. >> reporter: lew's tenure included a post as the chief operating officer of alternative investments. and when he arrived in 2008, when he arrived the division was in deep trouble. bleeding money. both investors and citibank's own financial advisers were in open revolt which you can see in internal e-mails obtained by abc news. i'm watching a slow-motion movie of my life being destroyed, reads one with a subject line "i'm frightened." it was written by skip sussman, one of citi's own fi
to the economy. his speech unveiled new government initiative aim at creating job jobs. he challenged deeply divided law make investigators find xro nice achieve the goal. president announced plans to withdraw more troops afghanistan. president addressed the nation on the state of the union for the first time since being reelected. we are in washington. >> the president of the united states. >> thank you. >>reporter: president obama touching on topic from education to strengthening the middle class. >> it's our unfinished task to make sure that this government works on behalf of the many. not just the few. >>reporter: the president gave of the address a noticeable presence of small ribbon. worn by the more than 40 invited guests. all victims or related to victims of gun violence. >> it has been two months since newtown. i know this is not the first time this country has debated out of reduced gun violence. but this time is different. >> president also announced that half of the troops now serving in afghanistan about 3 34,000 will be home by this time next year. but focus remained p
gun laws. government records for 2010 show 3 out of 5 gun deaths in the united states were suicides. that grim proportion has been roughly the same every year for the past decade. we'll have much more on this story coming up. dr. drew pinsky will join me live here in "the situation room" in the next hour. he recently spoke to mccready. we're going to talk about that conversation, what she said to him and much more. >>> tomorrow, the south african olympic athlete oscar pistorius will be in court. a memorial service will be held for his model girlfriend who he is accused of killing. cnn's robyn kurnow has more. >> reporter: a beautiful girl, a beach and a reality tv show. which showed contestant reeva's romantic side. >> you fall in love with being in love. >> reporter: she died just days before this aired. it will continue to run on south african television for the next nine weeks. meanwhile, her boyfriend, the double amputee and olympic athlete, oscar pistorius, spent the past few days in this jail, charged with her murder. the charge strongly denied by pistorius and his family. thi
. >>> a government prepares for the apocalypse. ♪ >>> and the dance that's everywhere, even here at cnn, the harlem shake. >>> just when you think we've got it all worked out, cutting-edge technology, scientific breakthroughs, miracle medicine, lately there's been talk about colonizing mars and many of you carry around a supercomputer right in your pocket. but just when you think you have it all worked out, the universe reminds us, we really don't. case in point, friday a chunk of space rock gets sucked in by the earth's gravitational pull. then streaks across the sky above russia. as it rockets through the atmosphere, friction heats the front of the rock a lot more than the back of it. the huge temperature difference is too much and essentially turns a meteor into a bomb. it explodes into a bunch of pieces. and what you're hearing here, that boom, boom, boom, is this -- take a look. those pieces are moving so fast they set up a series of sonic booms and it's just a scary sound. the sheer force is destructive, blowing out windows, knocking down huge doors and even taking down walls. there are repor
with one of the hottest bands in the world, fun. >>> a government prepares for the apocalypse. >> canada will never become a safe haven for zombies ever. >>> and the dance that's everywhere, even here at cnn, the harlem shake. >>> just when you think we've got it all worked out, cutting-edge technology, scientific breakthroughs, miracle medicine, lately there's been talk about colonizing mars and many of you carry around a supercomputer right in your pocket. but just when you think you have it all worked out, the universe reminds us, we really don't. case in point, friday a chunk of space rock gets sucked in by the earth's gravitational pull. then streaks across the sky above russia. as it rockets through the atmosphere, friction heats the front of the rock a lot more than the back of it. the huge temperature difference is too much and essentially turns a meteor into a bomb. it explodes into a bunch of pieces. and what you're hearing here, that boom, boom, boom, is this -- take a look. those pieces are moving so fast they set up a series of sonic booms and it's just a scary sound. the sh
of the 2009 oscar nominated documentary food inc. part of the campaign is to get the federal government to label mechanically tenderized meat. >> and as a consumer i have a right to know what i am putting into my body and what i am putting into my children's body. all i am asking for is for them to label it. i can't imagine that the label is going to cost that much more. >> the debate over labels gained attention this fall when the canadian government recalled millions of pounds of beef products including meat that was mechanically tenderized from xl foods. 18 illnesses were traced back to the plant. two and a half million pounds of xl foods beef was imported to the u.s. and then quickly taken off shelves. >> i myself am a mother and have two small children. i feel confident in the safety of the meat supply in this country. >> meat industry representatives and cal poly professor says there is a risk for contamination in beef that has been needled, but how big a risk is still in question. they want the government to study that issue before moving forward with a label. >> there is certain
and government agencies can follow. it directs uss defense and intelligence agencies to share classified threat information with american companies. >> president obama hits the road for floor days to rally support for the economic initiatives he presented in the state of the union address. he will be in asheville, north carolina today, and asked congress to pass election allowing homeowners to refinance at current rates. he wants high quality pre-school made available and for congress to take up immigration reform. the biggest applause was challenging congress to vote on gun control. >> it deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. the other communities ripped only by gun violence they deserve a simple vote. >> in the republican response, senator rubio of florida said more government will not help people get ahead. >> speaker boehner says immigration reform is the only item on the president's agenda that has a chance of passing this year. >> now the weather forecast. >> some places fog this morning and mike nicco has the details. >> tracking the fog on the 101 core store in the no
thinks it is more are nanny government. >> i think you can multitask in a car and still be a safe drive. >>> the bill should get its first hearing this spring. in sacramento, nannette miranda, abc 7 news. >>> as you have heard probably, sea ice is disappearing at a faster clip from a broad swath of 9 arc particular. ice lost in the arc particular was the worst between 2003 and 2012 and it was particularly bad during the autumn months declining by 36%. ice loss only dropped 9% during the winter. scientists say the arctic is getting smaller and less thick making the ice more vulnerable to few you tour declines too. on the subject of ice loss watch what happens in argentina. >> oh! >> you can hear people applauding. a vacationer captured this breathtaking moment when an enormous ice bridge ruptured and plunged into a lake. this is argentinia padegonia region. the man happened to be taking a picture of the bridge when this collapsed. such a spectacle with occur every couple of years or so. really remarkable. the tourists got their money's worth. >> amazing video. >>> spencer christian here
the big clash of what government should do and be all about and how it will play out and we're talking about water, not how much your government is going to spend on what. >> my theory about this politicians are so stage managed and journalists are so glad when something unscripted happens we focus on it. you're absolutely right. him characterizing himself and talking about his background, this is the rehearsal for what republicans will say about immigration and there was stuff there. >> so much time to fill. >> talking about how you fill the time and story selection choices. there was this calamity on the carnival cruise ship "triumph" where it took several days for the crippled ship to come to port. 4,000 people were affected. cnn covered that heavily than any other, renting a helicopter and a boat. important legitimate story and some critics say cnn went overboard. >> went overboard, no pun intended. i grabbed a life jacket and watched a lot of it. cnn went overboard. most people went overboard. but there is a real good story here. 2% of americans, millions of americans go on these
and waiting for superman. terrence argues that instead of the government spending money to deport people, someone like him with a college degree would poor more money into the economy. >> the dream act passes, dreamers will earn $148 billion by 2030. so if they are going to earn that much money, that means they are going to spend this much money. >> terrence claims if the dream act doesn't pass, even with a math degree he won't be able to find a good-paying job. >> find a job where someone would pay me under the table, supermarkets, laundry, things like that. >> rick says the dream act would encourage more people to cross the border. >> so everyone who had a thought of wanting to come to the united states is hearing the president and both sides of congress say there's going to be an amnesty, we want to have these people come here and work, they have heard and and heard it and heard it. >> in a recent interview u.c. berkeley roger said universities like u.c. berkeley will continue to help students like terrence. >> these are extraordinarily talented people. and in the current era in calif
of government spending money to deport people, someone like him would pour more money in the economy. >> dreamers will earn $140 billion and if they are going to earn that money they will spend that much. >> if the dream act doesn't pass even with a math degree, he won't be able to find a good paying job. the they say the dream act would encourage more people to cross the border. >> so that everybody had a thought of wanting to come to the united states is hearing the president and both sides of congress say there will be an amnesty. we want the people come here and work. >> in a recent interview, chancellor said universities like u.c. berkeley will continue to help students like terence. >> these are extraordinarily talented people. in the current era with all the challenges we can't waste this talent. if you want to see the entire video, visit our website at abc7news.com and click on "see it on tv". >> carolyn: if you have been enjoying above average temperatures, too bad, they are gone. >> not everyone enjoys them. we need snow and rain but it's been an extended period of above no
-open to the idea of getting rid of the copper coin. the president says it costs more for the government to make a penny than it's actually worth. the mint says it costs nearly it.5 cents to produce and distribute a single penny. tell us what you think on that one. >>> meantime, let's take a very quick look at what's happening with the markets. the dow is down by 0.3%. walmart is down by 2.8% on the reports of that internal e-mail about february sales being a total disaster. the spokesman says sometimes these internal e-mails can be inaccurate. thanks for watching "street signs." have a great weekend. "closing bell" is next. >> hi, everybody. happy friday to you. welcome to the "closing bell." i'm maria bartiromo at the new york stock exchange. the major averages in danger of posting losses this week though. >> if we stay right here, we'll see that. i'm bill griffith. the dow does not be able to look like it will avoid a second consecutive losing week. the blue chip average down sharply in the last half hour on those reports of an internal e-mail from a walmart executive indicating that a very s
government when layoffs are coming, and raizk is getting a new letter from dhl every week or so adding a few hundred at a time to the growing list of lost jobs. >> it's got classifications and numbers on it, but there's not names and addresses and who their wife or their family or their children are, and so you look at these, and at the end of the day, you think, "that's 800 and some people, folks, live here, work here, you know?" >> the mayor told us one out of three households has a family member working at the air park. you are what people around here call an air park family. >> absolutely. >> angela and john peka are raising four children on two air park salaries. angela started at airborne express when she was 19. now as a supervisor, she walks laid-off workers to the company gate and takes their i.d. badges away. >> i escorted five individuals out today, and last week i think i escorted three. >> what's the last thing you say to them? >> i tell them that i wish them the best and it's been a pleasure working with them, and it has been a pleasure working with every one of them, because t
with debt reduction. some of this will probably sit quite well with elements of the american government. u.s. dollar at the moment, 103.47 is where we stand. we did hear from one rba member today that came out and said his currency was far too strong. his comments from central bankers keep coming out, as you can see. pull this chart up for you. phil lebeau was talking about this. eads and airbus, deciding that they're not going to have those lithium batteries in their new plane. the a-350. so they're going to do to cadmium. that means they can deliver the planes on time, but it shows you the impact of the boeing story on airbus. that's where we stand right now in europe. back to you guys. >> nice. how long is martin for you, by the way? >> for like an hour. >> two or three hours. >> are you jealous? >> i am. it's nice to see you got up early. >> you should be in advertising, ross. >> you once spent a week on "squawk box." >> martin, if you're going to do that, you need a sweater. >> a sweater. >> i thought of wearing my jeans this morning. >> you can hide it under the desk. >> do we consid
government oversight. despite all of this, though, the army wants the program to continue. tom vandenbrook is "usa today's" pentagon reporter. he wrote the article. welcome. >> good morning, carol. >> thanks so much for enlightening us on this issue. this program sends americans to iraq and afghanistan to win hearts and minds. tell us about sexual harassment, racism. outline these problems for us. >> these come in an army investigative report that we were -- we obtained through a freedom of information act request. the harassment seemed pretty gross. it was a contractor at the training base making really untoward comments toward the women. eventually, he was fired. that was documented. as well as racism. there was a white soldier who was referring to a section of the program and saying it was a ghetto because it had black people in it. that soldier was disciplined. >> yet some of the members of this group, with all the problems, were making more money than the secretary of defense? >> that's the most disturbing problem. it regards time sheet padding, and it was encouraged, apparently, acco
his state of the union address tonight and will push for additional government spending to promote manufacturing, education, clean energy, and infrastructure. he will warn congress to avoid the automatic spending cuts in defense and education taking place march one. you can watch the president's state of the union address live on abc7 and at abc7news.com starting tonight at 6:00. senator rubio of florida will deliver the republican response. >> tunnel in richmond is closed after the discovery of serious structural problems. the main route to point richmond. on friday part of the tunnel ceiling broke away and revealed a space the size of a pickup truck that should have been filled with earth against a concrete wall 2' thick. >> a large air void above the tunnel. it is disturbing because the ceiling of the tunnel really is only 5" thick which is not reenwe forced. >> so the federally funded $750,000 face lit will now be a huge structural repair job costing millions. >> not so simple anymore. >> we will look at the weather forecast on in tuesday morning. >> keeping it simple there, si
. >>> the japanese government is insisting on japanese expansion than everyone is talking. we'll have analysis when we come back. to grow, we have to boost our social media visibility. more "likes." more tweets. so, beginning today, my son brock and his whole team will be our new senior social media strategists. any questions? since we make radiator valves wouldn't it be better if we just let fedex help us to expand to new markets? hmm gotta admit that's better than a few "likes." i don't have the door code. who's that? he won a contest online to be ceo for the day. how am i supposed to run a business here without an office?! [ male announcer ] fast, reliable deliveries worldwide. fedex. to deposit checks from anywhere. [ wind howling ] easier than actually going to the bank. mobile check deposit. easier banking. standard at citibank. makes it easy for anne to manage her finances when she's on the go. even when she's not going anywhere. citibank for ipad. easier banking. standard at citibank. >>> as france's economy contracts for the fourth quarter of 2012, joining us from singapore, marco devali.
the explosives triggering did he advice made from cell phones that he purchased and the government agent also supplied the black suv. that carried the bomb to the bank. today the judge agreed to put off preliminary hearing while the attorney does his research on his client mental state. next appearance set for march 8. >> investigators have ladies but no suspect tonight in the murder of 19-year-old lane college student. foster was shot and killed just before 9 last night san leandro. 7 news reporter has the latest on what we have on the case so far. >> this is a heart break. >>reporter: close break of foster, says foster was a young man with a smile and future. >> let me know people throughout that didn't want to see a man doing great. don't want to see a man with something going for themself being successful. they see somebody trying to be somebody and break it down. >>reporter: 19-year-old foster shot and killed wednesday night in the field behind san leandro hillside 62. alameda county sheriff say it appears foster was involved in some kind of game with several ors when gunfire eru
white streaks. what the russian government believes happened was that it was a fairly large-sized meteor, hitting the atmosphere, partially breaking up, then showering out across a very wide region. that would explain why the injuries, the damage is being reported across a very wide area. most of the damage, we are told, is broken or shattered glass, windows that exploded at the time that this explosion was heard, and most of the injuries are also certainly a result of that shattered glass. the russian government is saying more than 200 people have been injured. some reports from the area put it as high as 400 or more. most of those, however, are not serious. they are mostly cuts and scratches from the glass. but a few people, we believe around nine or ten, have been sent to hospital for treatment. a very dramatic morning in this part of russia about four hours east of moscow. officials say they located a large part of the meteor that survived the earth's atmosphere in a lake in that region. >> wow. very dramatic and very scary. phil black, thank you very much. >>> ahead on "early start,
control proposals. he said children who live in violent neighborhoods needs help from the government, schools, family and clergy to have a chance to change their lives. >> this is not just a gun issue. it's also an issue of the kinds of communities we're building. for that, we all share responsibility as citizens to fix it. we all share a responsibility to move this country closer to our founding vision that no matter who you are or where you come from, here in america, you can decide your own destiny, you can succeed if you work hard and fulfill your responsibilities. >>> oscar pistorius was in court in south africa today accused of murdering his model girlfriend. the case has shocked south africa and people all over the world who were inspired by the athlete known as blade runner for his prosthetic legs. he broke down and sobbed when the judge officially charged him with murder. a bail hearing is set for tuesday. >>> as part of a plea deal with federal prosecutors, jesse jackson, jr. has admitted misusing campaign funds. the plea agreement says jackson and his wife spent some $750,
're told government divers went down into these freezing waters to take a look but were not able to see anything when they did. >> as you know, an asteroid also passed close to the earth yesterday. are these two events related in any way? that's the big question today. >> reporter: certainly. the broad scientific consensus from the last 24 hours or so seems to be no, it is just something of a cosmic coincidence that within hours of each other two different asteroids approached in from two different directions. unfortunately it was the big one that did the damage. susan? >> thank you. appreciate it. >>> well, from space to the water. we knew this would happen. the first passengers stranded aboard the disabled carnival "triumph" is suing. the lawsuit blames the company for negligence and fraud. cassie terry called her cruise "a floating hell and a floating toilet" that made her fear for her health. she is seeking unspecified damage. carnival says it has not seen the lawsuit and cannot comment yet on it. >>> the travel nightmare didn't end for some of the passengers even after they finally
truth and waiting for superman." terrence argues that instead of the government spending money to deport people, someone like him with a college degree would poor more money into the economy. >> the dream act passes, dreamers will earn $148 billion by 2030. so if they are going to earn that much money, that means they are going to spend this much money. >> terrence claims if the dream act doesn't pass, even with a math degree he won't be able to find a good-paying job. >> find a job where someone would pay me under the table supermarkets, laundry, things like that. >> rick says the dream act would encourage more people to cross the border. >> so everyone who had a thought of wanting to come to the united states is hearing the president and both sides of congress say there's going to be an amnesty we want to have these people come here and work, they have heard and and heard it and heard it. >> in a recent interview u.c. berkeley roger said universities like u.c. berkeley will continue to help students like terrence. >> these are extraordinarily talented people. and in the current era in
scenario will simulate flooding. flooding? yep. all the joshing about zombies had quebec's government worried the training exercise would lose its serious focus. >> under the leadership of this prime minister, canada will never become a safe haven for zombies ever. >> here here. >> reporter: canada has nothing to fear. as one guy posted on gawker, zombies are allergic to maple syrup. jeanne moos -- >> to the zombie apocalypse. >> reporter: -- cnn -- >> canada will never become a safe haven for zombies ever. >> here here. >> reporter: new york. >> that's so silly. that's it for me. i'm suzanne malveaux. "cnn newsroom" continues now with brooke baldwin. >>> happy friday. i woke up in mobile, alabama, talking to cruise ship passengers and right now i am back at cnn world headquarters in atlanta because if you watch the show enough you know i am a space geek and we are minutes away from this fly-by that will make space history. this is the first time an asteroid of this size will get this close to earth. so watch the clock with me. i'm talking eastern time. it is supposed to happen at 2:2
will be to the president saying, we need a smaller government, maybe a more efficient government. but a smaller government. >> and there will be a separate tea party response from senator rand paul. diane sawyer and i will anchor the coverage of the state of the union at 9:00 p.m. eastern, 6:00 pacific. >> should be an interesting night, george. >>> we're going to turn to the vacation nightmare. the carnival cruise ship that has been stranded in the gulf of mexico. instead of trying to go to mexico, the ship trying to get to a port now in mobile, alabama. matt gutman has the latest on the story. >> reporter: for the thousands of people aboard, another day aboard a cruise ship where life is not a vacation. the decision overnight to tow the crippled "triumph," seen in these new photos, to alabama, could be making a brutal voyage even worse. and for the first time, we are hearing from passengers aboard that stricken ship. >> there's no lights, no water. we can't flush. some people were able to shower. >> reporter: conditions are getting worse by the hour, debra rightmire texted abc news. cabin carpets are we
in thailand killed five soldiers and wounded five others. tonight the government says islamic mil -- militants are believed to be responsible. >>> and in italy it was the battle of the oranges, the orange throwing fest is part of an ancient six day carnival that commemorate it is city's defiance against a 12th century tyrant who tried to rape a commoner on eve of her wedding. well the woman ended up decapitating that ruler and the oranges, a symbol of his head. >>> the monks encouraged those gathered to try to remember the powerrer of mindfulness, to nourish the seeds of compassion. >>> in melbourne australia thousands took part of the celebration. it's the year of the water snake. this year is also the year of the black snake, a year that some say can bring unexpected changes. that is why some warn it's important to make careful plans and be cautious throughout this year. >>> a warning for bay area drivers tonight, the road work happening right now on a major freeway. >>> plus preparing for the worse. the reason why helicopters, ambulances and the military descended on one east
of the union address. he said there will be a push back against big government. abc7 news political reporter mark matthews has the highlights. mark? >> i know you noticed the president gave apple a plug for bringing jobs home to the united states. he talked about growing the economy. president obama began his state of the union saying the housing market is rebounding and the stock market is up. >> we can say with renewed confidence that the state of >> he said corporate profits have sky rockets and rates barely budged, and now is a time for tax reform. >> to incentive jobs overseas and businesses and manufacturers creating jobs right here in the united states of america. that's what tax reform can deliver. that's what we can do together. >> he asked congress to pass legislation allowing homeowners to refinance and make high quality preschool available. he got a standing ovation when he pushed congress to take up immigration reform 6789 -- reform. >> the time has come to pass comprehensive immigration reform. now is the time to do it. now is the time to get it done. >> he also called on lawma
miles east of moscow. so far government officials have not confirmed any injuries or damage. >> surif you are on monterey bay today telling a shark tale that is frighteningly true about a dozen wave riders at moss landing between santa cruz monterey witness great white shark riding the waves and then devouring a sea lyon off the shore this morning. one surfer just out of the water said he saw the sea lions swim past moments earlier. they estimate it was 10 to 12 feet long. word quickly spread miles up the beach where other surfers then got out of the water. >> that is frightening. >> yes. >> well tahoe bartender claims to be a former navy seal and he even says he killed osama bin laden. >> dan is here with aneurysm team investigation. >> i tracked aj dick across the country ask about his outrageous story. talk to you about your navy seal backgroun background. up next. hear from people who believed in in him and gave him a lot of mone money. >> also valentine's day tradition tonight in san francisco. fun for these folk whose but cleans up all the feathers. >> later on jimmy kimme
and go and explore them. >> reporter: the region's govern estimates the damage to be in the neighborhood of $33 million, but promises all residents that all the windows bron outland released in next week. in los angeles adam housley, fox news. >>> a san francisco tradition is on the federal budget chopping block. according to the san francisco chronicle the blue angels and possibly fleet week may be canceled if automatic spending cuts known as sequestration are plimpted march implemented march 1st. an e-mail last month warning funds would be slashed for the blue angels if those cuts bring in. >>> authorities cited three restaurants in and around sonoma during an alcohol stung. roundtable pizza, hot monk tavern and pizzeria capri were all cited for selling to be able underaged minor decoys. they are all forwarded to the alcoholic beverage control for allegessed violations. >>> the marin reports that crews are using pile drivers to begin construction on the 136,000 store. the noisy portion of this process is expected to be completed this month. a target spokeswoman says the construction ti
. >> the stalled dmr project is the late nest the string of high profile blunders of that plagued state government. last week controller john chung fire the contractor charged with the $400 million upgrade to the save payroll system because it's years behind schedule, triple the original estimate and it doesn't work. last year after doling out half a billion dollars the courts pulled the plug on the effort to electronically connect every courthouse in the state when the cost ballooned to $2 billion. >> it's ironic that california being the birthplace of the high-tech describe can't seem to get its act together. >> but the state's technology chief said they do have some successes. california is the first state to have a mobile app store. an online voter registration system kicked off last fall and family and friends can make online visitations to visit an inmate. carlos admits the state may be too big for certain projects. >> technology projects in and of themselves can be pretty complex undertation but when you take on something of the scope and scale of california, they are inherently risky. >> s
in the string of high- profile blunders of that plagued state government. last week comptroller john chung fire the contractor charged with the $400 million upgrade to the safe payroll system because it's years behind schedule, triple the original estimate and it doesn't work. last year after doling out half a billion dollars the courts pulled the plug on the effort to electronically connect every courthouse in the state when the cost ballooned to $2 billion. >> it's ironic that california being the birthplace of the high-tech industry can't seem to get its act together. >> but the state's technology chief said they do have some successes. california is the first state to have a mobile app store. an online voter registration system kicked off last fall and family and friends can make online reservations to visit an inmate. carlos admits the state may be too big for certain projects. >> technology projects in and of themselves can be pretty complex undertakings, but when you take on something of the scope and scale of california, they are inherently risky. >> state department heads don't make pr
in a bid to stay in business. the court of appeals in san francisco will hear arguments from the government tomorrow on why they should close. the oyster company is expected to respond thursday. the interior department allowed the lease to expire so the area could be returned to wilderness and the oyster farm faces manner 15 eviction. >> idaho man accused of slapping a toddler on an airliner has been fired. the 60-year-old mans to turn himself in to the f.b.i. to face assault charges. a woman claims he slapped her 19-month-old aadopted son but referred to the son with a racial slur. >> he fell on to my face, his ear or his mouth was in my ear and he said it again. but even more hateful and he was on my face so i pushed him away. >> his employer says he is no longer employed there and he intends to plead not guilty. >> boston bruins are the latest ambassadors to visit newtown, connecticut. the hockey team will spend time with families taking pictures, and signing autographs and hosting a street talking clinic, and they plan to give their team autograph jerseys to first responders. the visit
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